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Ignis appoints Barings’ GEM fund manager

Ignis Asset Management has poached Barings Asset Management fund manager Mark Julio as portfolio manager for emerging market equities.

Julio was lead manager of various emerging market segregated mandates as well as lead manager on the Baring Emerging Markets Opportunities fund.

He also co-managed the Baring Emerging Markets fund and Baring Global Emerging Markets fund.

Ignis CIO Mark Lovett says: “The strengthening and expansion of our emerging markets capability is an important strategic objective for Ignis and Mark’s appointment is a significant step in the achievement of this goal.”

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